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VS2008 – How to save a file using a different codepage

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In Visual Studio 2008, you’ve multiple ways of setting or saving a file using a specific codepage.  I’ll just explain the easiest one…The way of the save options

Just follow these steps…

  1. In VS2008, open the source file for which you want the set the codepage
  2. Go to File > Advanced Save Options
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  4. Next, in the Advanced Save Options window that is prompted, select the codepage you want to use
  5. Press Ok and save the source file again
  6. You’re done!

Written by Michael

March 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Posted in Visual Studio, VSTS

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Web Service Factory Workshop – Loved it

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Apparently not a lot of people were up to date with the Web Service Factory Workshop which was held at Info Support last week (see Olaf’s post here).  Don and Olaf did a terrific job at explaining the ins and outs.  Which reminds me, we still need you buy you real (Belgian) beer = topic 11 😉

To our surprise we were sitting next to the cream-de-la-cream of the Dutch Software Factory community!

Another surprise was the openness of the different participants about there products, ideas, etc..one thing’s for sure, we need to do some catching up here (= Belgium).   

BTW…the Belgium user-group “Visug” is planning a redelivery of some the tech-ed sessions next Thursday, including the Web Service Factory : Modeling Edition…

Written by Michael

November 19, 2007 at 9:08 pm

How to: Manually update references in your Visual Studio projects

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It’s probably me…

but when I replace an existing reference (and i mean a none project reference), the new version isn’t (always) used at runtime.  Visual Studio 2005 displays the correct version number in the property pane, but the older version keeps popping up.

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Written by Michael

August 1, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Posted in .NET, how to, Visual Studio, VSTS

TFS – How to switch between a ‘normal’ and a ‘test’ project

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How can we switch between a ‘normal’ project (eg. library project) and a vsts ‘test’ project?

From Test-to-Normal:
1. Open the project file (eg. .csproj) in a text editor (or unload and edit in vs.net);
2. Remove the ‘{3AC096D0-A1C2-E12C-1390-A8335801FDAB}’ GUID from the ‘ProjectTypeGuids’ element {3AC096D0-A1C2-E12C-1390-A8335801FDAB};{FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}
or remove element’ProjectTypeGuids’ completly.
You can find this element under ‘Project\PropertyGroup’;

From Normal-to-Test
1. Open the project file in a text editor;
2. Add the following element to the ‘Project\PropertyGroup’:
3. Put a reference to ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework’;

Written by Michael

July 27, 2006 at 6:19 am

Posted in .NET, VSTS

TFS – List files that are checked out

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One of the features i’ve been missing in Source Control Explorer is the ‘status’ search. However, there are some solutions to this.

One is the “tf.exe” command line tool which you can find in the IDE directory of your vs install path at %programfiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE

Use the follow command statement to retrieve the list:

Syntax: tf status /recursive /user:* /server:

E.g: tf status $/myproject/ /recursive /user:* /server:myvsts.blogger.com

Another option is to use the free tool from attrice (link).

Written by Michael

July 27, 2006 at 6:19 am

Posted in .NET, VSTS

Features missing in VSTS – Part One

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Dear Easter Bungie,

What I would like for easter (and not as an egg):

– a simple compare directories in source explorer
– and once your at it…add open with…context menu too
– detach workspaces from pc + user
– maybe include connection to source safe

Written by Michael

March 30, 2006 at 9:17 pm

Posted in VSTS

Comparing folders in Team Foundation Source Control

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1. go to VS2005 command prompt
2. tf diff path1 path2 /recursive /noprompt

Written by Michael

March 17, 2006 at 3:55 pm

Posted in VSTS